Since 2004, National Preparedness Month has been celebrated each September. Though the month is intended to help the public be prepared for national emergencies such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and more, at ARCpoint Labs we are taking the time to address another type of preparedness: your health preparedness.
What does health preparedness entail? Basically, we define it as being aware of your current and potential health problems. Good news: your company’s workplace wellness program may be the key to anticipating and addressing future health problems.
Use Workplace Wellness to Foresee Future Health Problems
Health Risk Assessments
A Health Risk Assessment (HRA) is crucial for anyone who wants to be prepared for future health problems. In your HRA, you can learn your risk factors for various health problems, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. The HRA also includes a comprehensive wellness score that’s calculated using their current diet and exercise, heart health, and mental wellness. Lastly, an HRA provides lifestyle recommendations and suggests medical treatments when needed.
With an HRA, you’ll be aware of your current health problems and risks, enabling you to take the necessary preventative measures. You can’t be psychic when it comes to your health problems, but when you take an HRA, you can get pretty close!
Taking advantage of the biometric screenings and wellness lab tests included in your workplace wellness program further enables you to anticipate health problems. A cholesterol check can tell you your current levels of good and bad cholesterol, allowing you to make the necessary lifestyle changes to prevent Type II Diabetes. A blood pressure check can let you know if you’re at risk for heart disease. A more comprehensive biometric screening will reveal if you need to pursue medical treatment.
Be Prepared for Health Problems With ARCpoint Labs
ARCpoint Labs enables your wellness preparedness by providing workplace wellness assistance to businesses and health lab tests to individuals. Whether you want to add biometric screenings and Health Risk Assessments to your current workplace wellness program or you’re an individual seeking affordable health testing with no insurance required, we can help.
To get started on addressing your health problems, find your closest ARCpoint Labs today!